Revenue for Criminal Gangs From Illegal Timber

The World Bank estimated in a March 2012 report that illegal logging generates up to $15 Billion a year for criminal gangs involved in the activity.

Illegal logging destroys forest land that size of a football field every 2 seconds around the world, according to the World Bank.

Source:  Deborah Zabarenko, “Follow the money to catch illegal loggers: World Bank,” Reuters, March 20, 2012.